Yale Posts Best GPA in Ivy League, Earns All-Academic Team Honor from USTFCCCA

Yale's 4x400-meter relay team. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Yale's 4x400-meter relay team. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Bulldogs' 3.45 Mark Ties for 10th in Country

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – With the 10th-best team grade-point average in the country, and the best in the Ivy League, Yale was honored by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Wednesday as an All‐Academic Track & Field Team. The Bulldogs' GPA of 3.45 placed them well above the cut-off point of 3.0 for All-Academic team recognition.

Yale's GPA tied the Bulldogs with Nebraska-Lincoln and Syracuse for 10th in the country. Oklahoma led the nation at 3.62. After Yale, the next-best Ivy League GPA was Harvard (3.42), followed by Dartmouth (3.27).

The team honor comes on the heels of several individual honors for the Bulldogs. Four team members earned individual All-Academic honors from the USTFCCCA last week: Alexandra Cadicamo '10 (Shrub Oak, N.Y.), Claudia Duncan '10 (Harlingen, Texas), rising senior Kate Grace (Los Angeles, Calif.) and rising junior Anne Lovelace (Boise, Idaho).

Duncan was also selected to the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Second Team, and was an Academic All-Ivy League selection for the spring season.

NCAA Women's Track and Field Team GPAs  
Oklahoma 3.62
Quinnipiac 3.58
Bradley 3.52
Iona 3.52
Lipscomb 3.51
North Dakota 3.50
Arkansas-Little Rock 3.48
Morehead State 3.48
Tulsa 3.48
Nebraska-Lincoln 3.45
Syracuse 3.45
Yale 3.45


Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity